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Reconnecting the medical school and downtown New Haven

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A project to build over the Route 34 Connector reverses an urban renewal project of the 1960s and vies to bring two parts of the city together.

As any health-professions grad student at Yale can attest, the medical district is home to some of New Haven’s least pleasant walks. Cars rush by, expelling noise and exhaust. Walkers trudge past parking lots and hustle across wide and busy intersections. Groceries, restaurants, and entertainment are several blocks away. A trip downtown from Cedar Street means crossing two high-speed frontage...

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The emergency department—a laboratory for public health

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Charles, a longtime smoker and drinker, once had a job delivering pizzas. After the pizza place closed, he lost the job and started to drink more heavily. That led to a car crash that brought him to the emergency department (ED) with minor injuries. Over the years, he made several more ED visits with intoxication or asthma flare-ups. Then one day he showed up with chest pain; his EKG was concerning. When Charles’...

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Yes, there is hope, God willing

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“I don’t want to go now, Doctor,” said Abu Hasan, covered in blankets to his ears, shivering. “Can we wait until...

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Killing Cancer’s Seeds

Killing Cancer’s Seeds

Hope crushed can be a terrible thing. Oncologist Alessandro D. Santin, M.D., sees that despair all too often. Santin,...

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Pharma and academia partner for better health

Pharma and academia partner for better health

In 2008 Ruth Halaban, Ph.D., began searching the DNA of melanomas in a quest for genetic clues to skin cancer. The...

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